North Dakota State vs UC Davis Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/14/23

UC Davis Aggies (2-1) vs North Dakota State Bison (2-1)

Game Info: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)

Betting Odds: UC Davis Aggies -3.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The North Dakota State Bison will play the UC Davis Aggies in a non-conference game on Tuesday afternoon at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Montana. North Dakota State is coming off of a blow out loss to Creighton, while UC Davis is coming off of a loss to Montana. 

North Dakota State Preview

The North Dakota State Bison are 2-1 this year after they lost to Creighton by a score of 89-60 in their last game. North Dakota State allowed 41 points in the first half and 48 points in the second half for the loss. The Bison shot 41.7% from the field, but they allowed Creighton to shoot 61.1% in the game. North Dakota State had won their first two games of the year against Western Michigan and Mount Marty College. The Bison are scoring 77.7 points per game with 40.7 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game, while allowing 77 points against per game this season. Boden Skunberg has led the Bison this year with 15.3 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. NDSU is shooting 43.8% from the field, 63.3% on free throws, and 38.1% on three pointers this year. 

UC Davis Preview

The UC Davis Aggies are 2-1 this season after they lost to Montana by a score of 78-65 in their last game. UC Davis allowed 42 points in the first half, but they held Montana to only 36 points in the second half for the loss. The Aggies shot 50% from the field and won the rebounding battle by a total of 32-27. UC Davis also won their first two games against Pepperdine and William Jessup. UC Davis is scoring 76.7 points per game with 33.3 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game, while giving up 69 points against per game this year. Elijah Pepper has led the Aggies this year with 22.7 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and 2.0 steals per game. UC Davis is shooting 49.4% from the field, 70.5% on free throws, and 30.4% on three pointers this season.


Both of these teams are coming off of losses in their last game, but North Dakota State’s loss came against a top-10 Creighton team. UC Davis did shoot the ball pretty well in their loss to Montana, and they are shooting 49.4% from the field this season. North Dakota State is only at 43.8% from the field, but they have the rebounding advantage. I am going to take North Dakota State and the points in this matchup, as I think their game against Creighton is going to help them more than UC Davis’ game against Montana. Take the Bison here. 

David’s Pick North Dakota State +3.5

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